Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-522) and index
Discography: pages 499-518
Louis Armstrong was the founding father of jazz and one of this century's towering cultural figures. His musical innovation and exuberance made him a household name, yet the full story of his extravagant life has never been told. Now, drawing on a vast, previously unexplored archive of Armstrong's writings and recordings, acclaimed biographer Laurence Bergreen presents an intimate, provocative, and definitive portrait of the legendary Pied Piper of American music
Overture -- Perdido Street blues -- Mahogany Hall stomp -- Ain't misbehavin' -- Coal cart blues -- Hotter than that -- Lazy river -- Chicago breakdown -- Dippermouth blues -- T.N.T. -- Big butter and egg man -- S.O.L. blues -- Song of the vipers -- Public melody number one -- What did I do to be so black and blue? -- High society -- Didn't he ramble?